Business Library Workshops
Register for and learn more about Business Library workshops, led by Business Library librarians, that focus on the information you will need to successfully complete your research.
Business Library Workshops:
- Accounting Research
- Bloomberg Basics
- Company Research
- Industry and Market Research
- International Business Research
- Investment Research
- Moving Beyond Google for Business Research
- Potential Career and Employer Research
Incoming BBA? Register for and find out more information about the Incoming BBA Required Workshop BBA Orientation.
Description: Citation Help Research Guide
Cox Business School faculty generally accepts scholarly papers formatted to APA or MLA styles. Cite information resources and create reference or works cited lists.
WHAT IS A CITATION?
Author, date, title and publication/retrieval information
Citations help readers find sources used and provides evidence of an author's research.
Citations give appropriate credit to the original author(s) of a particular work - whether it comes from a web page, journal article, email, podcast, blog, book, newspaper, oral interview, music lyrics, or a movie. It is a standard for all scholarly writing and publications.
- Gather your research
- Keep a list of all sources used
- Document/Cite your information sources within your paper to avoid plagiarism.
You must cite all sources used such as quotes, paraphrases, ideas, or data within your paper (in-text citations) and at the end of the paper as a reference. Place all references in alphabetical order by the author's surname.
United States copyright law requires attribution of ideas or quotes taken from another person's ideas - written or oral or another format. Failure to cite all sources is considered theft of intellectual property. It has many consequences ranging from violation of the SMU Honor Code, academic & ehtical integrity to legal consequences of plagiarism from the copyright owner (generally an author or publisher).
EVALUATE YOUR SOURCES
Financial Times charts cannot be used in presentations.